The Encyclopedia of Origami: The Complete, Fully Illustrated Guide to the Folded Paper Arts (Spanish) Paperback – 1 Aug 2004
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About the Author
Nick Robinson has been folding paper since the early 1980's. He has been a member of the British Origami Society's council for over 10 years and currently edits their magazine and website. He has appeared frequently on television in England and Germany, and has fulfilled numerous commissions for magazine, television and internet advertising campaigns. Over 100 of his original origami creations have been published in 13 countries around the world, and many have formed part of prestigious international exhibitions. In 1994 he won three of the five categories for the International Alice in Wonderland Origami competition.
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This series of books 'encylopedia of...' is a pretty good series and I have a couple of them already - 'Encyclopedia of papercrafts' is particularly good, but what needs to be understood is that it is an encyclopedia, which for me has always meant 'reference book' rather than practical 'how-to' guide. It contains an introduction to origami, some information about paper types, folding and then the basic folding techniques. There is also a handy glossary at the back and a gallery of 28 pages of 'Origami from around the world' to show what is possible by using the same basic folds and a little imagination. This is the reference aspect of the book and is designed to inspire you.
Having said that, this book does contain 32 step by step projects at what they call 'beginner', 'intermediate' and 'challenging' levels. Remember that depending on who you talk to or what you read, there are either only two basic folds or six basic folds! Everything you will do will be based on those folds regardless of what level you are working at or what you are trying to create.
At beginner level - the boxes are very useful as gift boxes, at intermediate level - the skeletal cube is interesting, the bear is cute, and the peacock is impressive, and at the challenging level, I really do like the double cube, and the flower.
So yeah, a bit of reference, an inspiration gallery and some practical how-to projects makes this a pretty good all-round book to have in your collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
some great items in this book but not for beguinners as quite a few hard onesPublished 7 months ago by little Di
a good addition to my origami library good new models to makePublished on 8 Aug. 2014 by Marian J. Phillips
Didn't find this at all inspiring especially for an 'encyclopedia'. There's a lot better books on the market so I wouldn't recommend it.Published on 9 Jan. 2014 by Miss Claire Beavan